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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
3 Mexico City restaurants among the world's top...
Mexico City is home to a flourishing gastronomic scene and three of its restaurants have been ranked among the top 50 in the world.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resorts on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to Alameda Park.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
10 delicious reasons why you shouldn't skip...
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in Mexico it's also the most delicious.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
A guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera: From Cancun to Tulum and in between, each area has its own unique qualities to offer, each beach its own vibe. Find out which beach suits you best.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Kids Breakfast at Sanborns
See a photo of breakfast at Sanborns and other photos of Mexican food. Page 9.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
Choose Mexico for summer vacation fun
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
Mexico's Best Surf Spots
From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are some of the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Family friendly vacations on Mexico's Riviera Maya. All inclusive resorts geared to families on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Worried About Montezuma's Revenge? 6 Ways You...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge.
Spend a perfect day at Xcaret Park in the...
Here are ten activities and attractions you shouldn't miss in Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Here's why fall is a great time of year to...
There are some great reasons to travel to Mexico in the fall season. Find out about the weather, fall festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
What you need to know about driving in Mexico
Considering driving in Mexico? It will give you more freedom than relying on other forms of transportation, but also some special concerns.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Experience the magic of Oaxaca's Day of the...
Oaxaca is a great destination to celebrate Day of the Dead. See beautiful altars and sand tapestries, visit cemeteries, and try some special foods for this time of year.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Explore the streets, buildings and monuments of...
Begin your walking tour of San Miguel de Allende in the Jardin Principal, the heart of this lovely colonial town.
Mexico's Green Angels provide roadside...
The Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) provide roadside assistance to motorists in Mexico. If you encounter problems while driving in Mexico, the Green Angels are just a phone call away.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
Winter Travel to Mexico
There are many great reasons to travel to Mexico during the winter. Find out about winter weather in Mexico, festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Discover Mexico's second city on this walking...
Visit Guadalajara's most important sights in this walking tour, including plazas, churches and monuments.
What you need to know about spring break in...
Answers to the most common questions about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe? What is the best destination in Mexico?
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
The Process for Making Mezcal
Mezcal is a popular Mexican drink made from the agave plant.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Teotihuacan, a large archaeological site outside of Mexico City, is famous for its Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon. Take a virtual tour of this ancient site.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
5 Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Mexico
Here are five amazing encounters you can have in Mexico with animals in the wild.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
What's the meaning of the Mexican Flag?
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
What is the definition of Mesoamerica?
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Puebla Walking Tour
Visit Puebla's important sights in this walking tour of the colonial city.
Top Huatulco Resorts
Find out where to stay in Huatulco. Choose from Huatulco's all-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels and budget hotels.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Why to Stay at El Dorado Royale Resort in Mexico
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
5 amazing spas in the Riviera Maya
Five exceptional spas on Mexico's Riviera Maya Carribean coastline, from rustic eco-spas to high-tech mega-resort spas.
Spend one week discovering the best of the...
Merida and Cancun are located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a week in Merida and Cancun.
Find out what's happening this July in Mexico
Find out what festivals and events are scheduled in Mexico in July with this calendar of Mexican festivals and events.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Take a stroll along Puerto Vallarta's malecon
Explore Puerto Vallarta's malecon, main plaza and romantic zone in this walking tour of Puerto Vallarta.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?
Find out what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative entails and the timeline for its implementation.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
What is Pibil?
A definition of pibil, a dish from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Mexican Flag Shooter (Bandera Mexicana)
This is recipe for a layered shooter with the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for Mexican fiestas like Cinco de Mayo.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Travel to Mexico in the Spring
Considerations for travel to Mexico during the spring include the weather, festivals and events and spring break festivities.
Isla Mujeres Travel Guide
Isla Mujeres has beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. It makes for a great day trip from Cancun, or a destination for a truly relaxing getaway.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
Kids stay free in Mexico resorts in summer and...
Kids stay free deals make a family vacation much more affordable! Take advantage of savings on resorts in Mexico for this summer and fall.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what...
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what you should know about car rental agencies, insurance and more.
Maps and Satellite Images of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Mexico Travel Warning
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
WiFi at the Mexico City Airport
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
Get around Mexico City the easy way: take the...
Taking the Turibus is a stress-free way to get around Mexico City.
6 foods you should try in Puebla
Puebla is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
The state of Oaxaca has much to offer the visitor. With this one week itinerary you can enjoy the colonial city of Oaxaca as well as the beach resort of Huatulco.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Coffee Tree
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 10.
Political Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 2.
Find out what's on in August in Mexico with...
Find out what festivals and events are scheduled in Mexico in August with this calendar of Mexican festivals and events.
Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
Azulik Resort, Tulum
Azulik is an adults-only resort in Tulum, Mexico, facing a nude beach. It has fifteen romantic, rustic villas set by the Caribbean Sea.
Travel guide to the city of Puebla: where to...
The city of Puebla is the capital of Puebla state and a great destination for those interested in colonial architecture.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Romantic Hotels of Tulum: 5 Swoon-Worthy Getaways
Tulum's most romantic hotels range from simple cabanas on the beach to sophisticated oceanfront suites.
Flying Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Find out what is a mordida, how to pay one -...
The custom of paying mordidas in government offices is not as widespread as it was. Avoid paying whenever possible.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Get your thrills at an eco-archaeological theme...
Xcaret is an eco-archaeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera where you can learn about the area's culture, flora and fauna as well as enjoy water activities.
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Luxury and Adventure in Loreto, Baja California...
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a luxurious resort and timeshare property just south of the magical town of Loreto.
Visit Frida Kahlo's house museum in Mexico City
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Mexico's Best Honeymoon Destinations
Discover the best honeymoon destinations in Mexico, from perfect beaches to historic cities.
Cobá archaeological site is home to the...
A description of the Mayan archeological site Coba, located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, which contains several pyramids and ruins.
Paradisus Cancun
The Paradisus Cancun is an all-inclusive resort located in the Cancun hotel zone. This resort has both family-friendly and adult-only sections.
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.

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